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Yip, Austin

Born in Hong Kong, Austin Yip’s works have been performed worldwide. Places like the United States, Argentina, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, China and Australia ...

gerelateerde werken

Halt Fail : for saxophone quartet / Austin Yip

Genre: Kamermuziek
Subgenre: Saxofoon
Bezetting: sax-s sax-a sax-ten sax-bar

Vangoghiana : brassband, strijkers, slagwerk, 1977 / Hans Kox

Genre: Orkest
Subgenre: Orkest
Bezetting: 0000 0004 9crt altoh 3perc str

Secret instructions : for orchestra, 1992, revision 1993 / Maarten Altena

Genre: Orkest
Subgenre: Orkest
Bezetting: 3333 sax-bar 4330 2perc mar pf str

Symphony No 1 : for orchestra, opus 26, 2004 / Marijn Simons

Genre: Orkest
Subgenre: Orkest
Bezetting: pic fl fl(pic) 2ob eh 2cl cl-b 2fg fg-cb 2sax 4h 4trp 3trb tb 6perc 2hp pf str

 

compositie

Metamorphosis : for orchestra / Austin Yip

Uitgavenummer: 18124
Genre: Orkest
Subgenre: Orkest
Bezetting: picc 2fl 2ob eh 2cl cl-b 2fg cfg 4h 3trp 2trb trb0b tb 2perc str
Tijdsduur: 6'00"
Status: volledig gedigitaliseerd (direct leverbaar)

Toelichting:
Artists often like to develop their works around the concept of “metamorphosis”, but the understanding of “metamorphosis” varies among people. With Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, people often regard the title as the “change of form”, rather than an “improved change”—because the protagonist wakes up one day and realises himself being transformed into a giant insect. Such transformation differs from people’s normal understanding of the term “metamorphosis”, which is often the process to transform something from an immature state to a relatively more mature state. However, Kafka’s protagonist transforms from the family’s support into a gigantic burden in just one night. In the reader’s eyes, it seems as if the title “Metamorphosis” refers more to the transformation of the protagonist’s family, which turns well after the protagonist’s death, rather than the protagonist himself.
This work, entitled “Metamorphosis”, is to be paired up with its Chinese name, “Po Kan”, which literally means “to break through a cocoon”. It depicts the moment of how a troublesome matter resolves, and the short instance right after the process. Similar to how a worm transforms into a cocoon, and then to a butterfly, after the process of metamorphosis, the short instance of beauty gradually changes, and eventually the butterfly faces death. In Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, the protagonist’s family seems to have a bright life after the protagonist dies, but actually no one knows what happens to them next. Nonetheless, everyone enjoys the moment of the transformation.
Austin Yip

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